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31 Jan 2019 | 11:32 AM UTC

Belgium: Climate change protest in Brussels January 31 /update 1

Belgium News Alert

Climate change protest in Brussels January 31; heightened security presence and localized traffic disruptions expected

TIMEFRAME expected from 1/31/2019, 12:00 AM until 2/2/2019, 11:59 PM (Europe/Brussels). COUNTRY/REGION Brussels

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Event

Thousand of students in Brussels have taken to the streets as of Thursday, January 31, to call for climate change. Participants have marched from the Gare du Nord and are expected to reach the Gare du Midi, via the Lemonnier and Pacheco boulevards. Significant disruptions alon the march route are reported. Further such protests are possible in the coming days. Further such protests are possible in the coming days and weeks. 

Context

Monthly related protests have taken place in Belgium since September 2018, notably in Brussels, to demand that states who signed the Paris Agreement in 2015, commit to reduce their impact on global warming.

Advice

Individuals in Brussels are advised to monitor developments to the situation and avoid all protests and demonstrations as a precaution.

 

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